Why drinking lots of water every day is good for you
A renewable source of energy for the future
Learn about how the water recycles in the natural world
Book a visit today
Discover all our available resources for helping teaching schools around the world
Free educational resources for KS2 teachers
Find out how we're hoping to raise over £1m for projects in Ethiopia.
Helping support the Everyone, Everywhere campaign
Water makes up 80% of our brains so it's important that we drink enough to be able to concentrate - especially in class!
Children should regularly top up their water levels, particularly if it's a sports day or the weather is hot. Not only is water better for them than those high calorie fizzy drinks, it's also much cheaper and available on tap!
When it comes to drinking water, we recommend the recommend the folowing advice:
1. Children and adults should drink between six and eight glasses of water every day.
2. Children will need more water when exercising - to keep them properly hydrated they should drink slowly at 10 -15 minute intervals to replenish any water lost through sweat and continue drinking water after exercising.
3. Lack of water can affect a child's performance so if they're tackling a really tricky equation it might be worth getting them a drink first!
4. Children will love this one - the colour of their wee may indicate that they are dehydrated. They can keep a check on the colour of their urine to make sure they're drinking enough water using our fun peeometers.
Take our tinkle test using one of our free pee-o-meters! Just check the colour of what comes out naturally against the scale.
We announced our long term Natural Flood Management plan for the Calder…
Batemoor and Lowedges in Sheffield will be better protected from sewer…
We’re carrying out some routine maintenance of the reservoir overflow at…